CLO 's mission is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and adults with special needs. Since 1977, CLO has been helping individuals with developmental disabilities achieve personally satisfying, fulfilling lifestyles in the community. Read more about CLO's History
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Farewell to an Angel
TRACY LYNN STRUBBE (1972 - 2014)
Tracy Lynn Strubbe, 41, Shawnee, KS. "Our special angel" was sent to us on November 28, 1972, and she departed from Kansas City Hospice House for her heavenly home on Sunday, March 9, 2014, while in the peaceful presence of her loving fam- ily. The sunshine and happiness that her unconditional love and sweet innocence brought to our lives, and to the lives of everyone who knew her, is gone. But her loving presence will remain with us forever. Read more
Proposal mandating insurance coverage of autism takes shape in Kansas
BY BRAD COOPER (The Kansas City Star)
TOPEKA — The bills for treating 6-year-old Brody Christiansen’s heart defect would have left almost any family bust.
Four open-heart surgeries. Six heart catheterizations. Six different medicines. Hundreds of doctor appointments.
Insurance covered those treatments for a condition restricting the ability of Brody’s heart to pump blood.
But the Christiansens weren’t so fortunate when Brody was diagnosed last summer with autism.
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CLO's Midnight Farm featured in Lawrence Business Magazine!
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Redbook, Good Housekeeping and Woman's Day cover the impact and significance of CLO, the Children's Network, and much more.
KanCare Educational Activities for Intellectual and Developmental Disability HCBS Inclusion! Read more here
Don't miss the new and important information from the Kancare periodical Kancare Advisor. Upcoming events, webinars, latest developments, and much more. Download and read everything here
Kansas Medicaid and Health Wave became KanCare on January 1, 2013. We want to help you understand KanCare and pick the KanCare plan that is right for you and your family. If you have questions, please call1-866-305-5147. If you require special assistance for a meeting, please call Rita at 785-296-5107. You can also inquire by email at KanCare@kdheks.gov.
The Journal of Behavior Analysis in Practice has published a Field Report on CLO's HomeLink Support Technologies by Dr. Florence DiGennaro Reed and Dr. Derek Reed. Click on the image to read the publication.
Become a Foster Parent!
As a CLO foster parent you will:
-provide care for children with a developmental, physical, and/or intellectual disability
-receive intensive agency supports from CLO to assist you in the care of the child placed in your home
-receive extensive training on how to deal with the child you serve
-receive generous monthly compensation in order to meet the needs of your family, as well as the child being served in your home .
Extended Family Teaching Providers
Extended Family Teaching
Do you want a gratifying life for yourself and your family? If so, please give serious consideration to an exciting and rewarding opportunity at CLO. Community Living Opportunities (CLO), a not-for-profit corporation, is seeking to expand the Extended Family Teaching Program in the Kansas area.
CLO is looking for individuals or couples who own or rent their own home to become an Extended Family Teacher(s) for people with developmental disabilities residing in the state of Kansas. In the Extended Family Teaching Program you and/or your family, would be responsible for providing services to an individual in your home. Your primary responsibilities would be teaching skills and modeling behaviors necessary for success in the community and for providing a good quality of life for an individual.
We are looking for families residing in these specific counties: Johnson, Douglas, Allen, Sedgwick, Cowley, Butler, and Labette. If you live near one of these counties we may be able to accommodate your request so please apply. If you live in Missouri, we will be unable to move forward with this opportunity, as we an only provide services in Kansas at this time.
FAMILY TEACHING COUPLES
Would you be interested in:
Then give serious consideration becoming a house parent – an exciting and rewarding career at CLO. CLO is currently hiring couples with or without children. Lawrence and Kansas City KS Metro locations available!
If you are interested in becoming a House Parent, please contact us at (913) 341-9316 or apply here.